One of the popular and traditional dishes in the MiddleAsia and the East is a lagman. This dish is prepared from meat, stewed with noodles and vegetables. There are many varieties of its preparation. Over time, many recipes add new ingredients. However, the real dish has its own recipe, which has long been known to the people of China, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan and Tajikistan.
What is lagman?
Lagman is a dish based on meat. Some housewives prepare it in the form of soup, and someone makes it look like goulash. A distinctive feature of the lagman's recipe is the aroma and richness of the taste. After all, for the preparation of this food use special noodles, lamb and vegetables. There are still a lot of controversies about the correct recipe for lagman. Russian housewives use different cooking options. Someone believes that the composition requires radish or radish. Others - make the consistency of the lagman deliberately thicker, adding to its recipe for more new products. Traditionally, it is customary to use lamb for cooking. However, in different variations of the recipe, you can meet other types of meat: pork, beef, veal, turkey or chicken. For cooking lagman at home you can choose any meat. Preference should be given to flesh with a small bone. The taste of this dish will be amazing.
Preparation of noodles
The main ingredient of the dish is noodles. In many countries it is prepared on its own. For cooking, you need to knead a dough consisting of 500 gr. flour, 2 eggs and 300 ml of water. The dough is kneaded to complete homogeneity, then allowed to stand at room temperature for about 2-2.5 hours. The resulting dough kneaded to the consistency of plasticine, it must be elastic, otherwise holes can form when rolling. To make the dough a good texture, you can wet it in salted water. So it will not tear and stick to your hands. Then the dough is divided into small pieces. The resulting mass is rolled out in the form of long flagella. In order for the noodles to stretch better, the dough should be oiled. Ideal noodles should look like a twisted cord length of more than 50 cm. You can also buy already prepared noodles in the store in the form of Italian spaghetti. However, the taste of it will be much inferior to the home. This recipe Lagman still speaks of noodles, which are prepared at home.
How to cook lagman at home
A dish should be served in a deep dish orpiale. Put cooked noodles on the bottom of the plate. That noodles are not torn, it can be shifted with the help of tongs, forks or hands. Top - pour sauce-sauce. You can decorate the dish with greenery - basil or cilantro. Also, for the spicy and piquant taste, you can serve lagman, along with chopped bell pepper. Externally, the dish looks very appetizing because of the abundance of vegetables, herbs and seasonings. Moreover, lagman is a very hearty meal. This dish is prepared for about 50 minutes. Anyone who has tried once lagman can understand why this dish is so loved and popular in many countries. No wonder many peoples praise the lagman and consider this food traditional for themselves. In many houses lagman is the decoration of the festive table, a tribute to the guests. Despite the fact that there are a lot of cooking options, all masters are united by love for this dish.